COLUMBUS, OH – Austin Hill made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut Saturday night, driving the
A&D Welding/Overnight Wraps No. 49 Toyota for MacDonald Motorsports at Columbus Motor Speedway. After recording a solid qualifying result of 13th, Austin was fast early on in the race before a flat tire put him a few laps down. Hill and his MacDonald Motorsports team kept working and he was able to complete the race, finishing 18th.
“The car war really tight at the beginning of the race so we made a few adjustments during the first two pit stops,” explained Hill. “The car was feeling pretty good after that until the right rear tire went down, which put us a few laps down.”
18 year old Austin Hill was showing experience beyond his years as the team made changes to the car during the early stages of the race. Competing side-by-side with some of the biggest up-and-coming names in the sport, Hill proved he belongs racing in the K&N Pro Series.
“After we had the flat, I just tried to get as much experience as possible and make a few passes to get the feel for the car. Overall it was a great experience and I really enjoyed running for MacDonald Motorsports.”
The MacDonald Motorsports No. 49 now sits 13th in the 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Owner Standings. The team will get a week off before heading back to Iowa Speedway August 3rd for the Pork Be Inspired 150.
Fans can keep up with everything on the MacDonald Motorsports K&N Pro Series team on facebook and twitter @mms81_pr.
About MacDonald Motorsports
MacDonald Motorsports Owner Randy MacDonald has been around the NASCAR circles since 1985, when he began his own racing career with the loving support of his father “Doc” and his mother Pat MacDonald. As a NASCAR driver, Randy was successful in making it all the way to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The MacDonald family became NASCAR team owners in 1986 and have fielded cars in all three of NASCAR’s elite series following faith based principles. MacDonald Motorsports focuses on assisting our sponsors with strategically increasing the overall awareness of corporate messaging or brand recognition by consistently articulating the message to be delivered through motorsports. MacDonald Motorsports offers drivers opportunities to gain experience from grass roots all the way through the elite series of NASCAR.
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